Add-ons are legal programs for world of warcraft that you can download into your world of warcraft files to alter the game. There are a ton of add-ons available for the game, many useful, and many… well not so useful.
I am sure you have read about other players being able to reach the level cap in a matter a days. Do not think that they had no help in doing so. All the veteran players make use of the wealth of tools available to the WoW community. If you want to maximize your potential, you will want to make full use of WoW Addons.
World of Warcraft Addons are completely legal in the game and safe to use, so long as they are acquired from the right place. I would not recommend finding Addons from any source. These Addons will have to be downloaded to your computer and you should always be careful of viruses. One of the best sources for your WoW addon needs is Curse. This where the majority of players will get their addons from, as they are very reliable and safe. Using Curse is also free with no membership requirements. Simply go to their site and download whatever addons you find useful.
Now that you know that you need addons and where to get them, the next part is figuring out what addons you should get. One addon I always recommend to players is auctioneer or a similar auction house addone. Knowing the value of your items is key in farming gold and helps you to purchase and sell your items at the market value.
Whether you have heard about Auctioneer or not, if you want to make more gold, it is essential to your gaming experience. Not only does it tell you the prices of items, it makes it much easier to use the auction house to sell your items.
When I initially found out about add-ons, I did not really think that I needed or would use them. I really did not want to add files to the game in fear of causing it to crash or not work. Many people out there may be like-minded and are fearful or too lazy to use addons. However, if you talk to any experienced WoW player, they will tell you that addons are a must for great gameplay. Once I started using them, I have never turned back.